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The Res Publica Society

Established in 1968, the Res Publica Society takes its name from the Latin phrase for “public affairs.” The tradition of the Society is to both advance the mission of Claremont McKenna College, and to provide opportunities to CMC students through charitable contributions.

The Res Publica Society is comprised of the most generous donors to the Fund for CMC every year. Together, these members constitute the leadership giving community of Claremont McKenna College. Their philanthropy has a profound impact on the lives of CMC students.

Membership in the Res Publica Society is awarded based on a donor family’s total contribution in a given College year. The Res Publica Society membership gift of $1,946 was created in honor of the year of CMC’s founding. Young alumni, graduates within the past 15 years, may join the society at adjusted rates as Res Publica Associates.*

Res Publica Society and President’s Society Giving Levels

Res Publica Associates*

Seniors and first four years


5th Reunion - nine years


10th Reunion - fourteen years


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President's Society


President's Society Sponsors


President's Society Patrons


President's Circle


Benefits of Res Publica Society Membership

To express our appreciation for your loyal and generous support, Res Publica Society members are invited to gather several times a year at various functions to celebrate their collective impact on CMC students. Often, these events are also attended by students, in order to commemorate the impact of Res Publica Society gifts.

Become Res Publica Society Member

To pledge your commitment to join the Res Publica Society, please call Rachel Sanchez at (909) 607-1929 or click here to be directed to the secure giving page. Membership into the Society can be made in installments, but must be fulfilled by June 30 of each year.

Giving Level

Monthly Pledge
March 2015 - June 2015

Res Publica Associates

Class of 2011-2015


Class of 2006-2010


Class of 2001-2005


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How can you double or even triple your gift to CMC?

Many companies offer matching gift programs to encourage their employees to give back to their community and to support their colleges. If your gift is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer. Please complete the form and mail it to:

Claremont McKenna College
400 North Claremont Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711-9845